9th BRIDGE, transporter crane, European built overhead crane, circa 1937
This recent James Roller restoration features a glass enclosed turntable operated by the brass lever on the front of the face casting. Behind the lever is the original mercury switch to rotate the table. The coin mechanism is a very early type roll-down mech of heavy brass construction. The nickel coin actually itself serves as the conductor to close the electric circuit powering the cycle of the crane. The cabinet is solid mahogany wood with mahogany book-match veneers. The upper front corners are hand carved designs in the mahogany.
This Victorian style beauty now resides in the collection of a discriminating west coast collector.